The objective of the Pharmacy Technician program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills and work habits required for an entry-level position in the pharmacy field or a related area. Graduates of this program work directly under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist. General duties may include transcribing physician's orders and hospital charts; drug product selecting; preparing medications for dispensing, labeling and refill authorization; computer data entry for patient profile maintenance; and procedures for acquiring all necessary information. They also assist in quality management procedures and security measures. Other duties may include preparing unit dose medications, intravenous admixtures and sterile irrigations.